St John's School Council aims to:
Our children have applied to be school councillors. They considered the job description (see below), wrote and presented their manifestos to their classmates and have been fairly voted in.
We need someone from each class to be on the school council. This is a job which allows you to represent your class when talking to Mrs Hedges or Mrs O’Keefe. You will attend meetings and think about what you like about school and what could be changed and made better. You will sometimes be asked by the teachers to go and find things out to report back. This means you listen to the ideas and thoughts your classmates have, make notes of them and then tell the other school councillors and teachers about what your classmates have said in the following meeting.
To do this job, these are some of the qualities you need to have:
Be a good listener (not just to your friends)
Confident at talking in front of others
Show that you follow all of the school values
Treat everyone fairly
Be organised (you need to make notes and remember when meetings are taking place).
November school council:
Morning play is a short time outside, but children often say they still get bored and want more to do. There isn't enough time to get lots of equipment out. We also have a 'no ball rule' at this playtime as balls tend to take over the playground and get in the way of other games. At lunch it is easier to have balls and equipment out as the playground is zoned and there are adults to set up and support the games. School council will talk to their class about what we can do to make morning play a positive experience.
October school council
The school council presented 'the big ask' questionnaire to their class to complete together.